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DIY Photo Centerpiece

We hosted my mother's 80th. Birthday Party  in her Texas home the other year.  3 rows of retangular tables were set up in her driveway between the main house and the guest house.  We decided that the simplest and easiest way to decorate the tables was by placing groups of Mason Jars in 3 different sizes along the center of each row. Mason Jars are so versatile, they come in several sizes, can hold almost anything, and can be decorated to fit your theme and color scheme.  For our event ...

DIY Toddler Costume – Chick Magnet

Halloween is next month and my youngest daughter is again looking for the "winner" costume.  She has been trying to win a costume contest for years.  When she was single she dressed our poor Doberman, Portia, in all sorts of doggy costumes from Wonder Woman to a Roman Chariot paired with my grandson, her nephew, in a Roman Gladiator outfit.  A few years ago  she dressed my 1 month old grandson in 2 different costumes, a lion bunting and a skeleton.  Alas all her ...

Me Time With DIY Scrubs, Oils, and Soaks Recipes

 The kids will be going back to school soon, that is if they haven't already.  (My grandsons started school 3 weeks ago).  You've made it thru another long summer, yay! Now it's time to concentrate on you!  Yes, you deserve some "Me Time" after months of listening to kids grumbling "I'm bored, there's nothing to do!" or "Are we there yet?" Before you start your fall routine, and definitely before you start thinking about the holidays that are fast approaching, take some time to rejuvenate ...

Crocheted Newborn Ruffled Diaper Cover

I had plenty of left over yellow yarn from making my grandson's chick hat so I've been looking for ideas to make. I made a yellow diaper cover as part of my newborn grandson's super hero costume so I decided to make his twin sister a matching diaper cover to go with her little flip flops. I used the same free pattern from The Braden's blog and added my own ruffles.  It took me about an hour and a half to make.  The pattern is for a new born size, you will have to make adjustments if you ...

Sesame Street Cookie Buffet

Last week on a trip to Houston to plan my mother's 80th. birthday party for next summer my daughter and I had literally 24 hours to plan and put on a Sesame Street themed party for my sister.  My mother was throwing a birthday party for my sister who has special needs.  When we arrived we found out that my sister really wanted a themed party but my mom just doesn't do themes, her idea of a party is very different form ours.  We wanted to make this party special so we asked my sister what ...

DIY Crochet Elephant Snuggly – FREE Pattern

I have twin grandbabies, Harper and Sadi.  I made them these cute elephant snugglies.  They are very simple to make, they're basically an over-sized granny square with a stuffed elephant head attached to the middle.  It took me just a few hours to make each one. I used the free pattern from DenDennis Amigurumist but added my own border.   For the blue border I used a simple slip stitch/chain 1 pattern all the way around; for the pink one I used a picot type pattern to make it look ...

Crocheted Mermaid Costume for Infants – Free Pattern

My Version I saw this cute mermaid costume on Pinterest.  It was being offered for sale on Etsy.com for just under $50. I really wanted one for my baby granddaughter but wasn't will to spend $50 for it.  I knew I could make it myself if only I could find the right pattern.  I searched online and found several different free patterns.  None of them really worked for me.  I ended up using 3 different patterns and combining the pieces to make the version I ended up ...

DIY Up-Cycled Wine Bottles

Recycled wine bottles have sure come a long way from the old Chianti bottles turned candle holders you see in Italian restaurants.  These days wine bottles aren't recycled, they're "Up-Cycled".  They can be painted, covered in yarn, etched, and glittered.  They can be turned into vases, candle holders, lights, and even chandeliers! Perhaps you'd like to spruce up your decor with an up-cycled wine bottle or two.  It's a great excuse to drink more wine! Don't have wine bottles, you can ...

4th. of July Craft Ideas – Free Templates & Printables

For many of us the 4th. of July means baseball, parades, picnics, barbecues, and other fun family activities.  I'm sure we all have our own special way to celebrate our Nation's Independence Day.  In our house it's definitely a backyard barbecue while the kids light up the yard with sparklers. This year spruce up the house with these 4th. of July Craft Ideas!  You don't need fancy tools to make them, just red, white, and blue paper, cardstock, paint, scissors, and glue.  If you're more ...

Father’s Day Subway Art Tray

Father's Day is June 18th.   This year we'll be home to celebrate the day.  We're usually on vacation and don't really make such a big deal about.  I mean dads are lucky to get a phone call or possibly a tie or bottle of cologne, assuming we remember to pack the gift and take it with us. Since it's so rare that we find ourselves home for Father's Day we'll be celebrating the day the right way!  For sure we'll be grilling steaks in the backyard, that's my husband's favorite meal!  The ...